TITLE

IS THAILAND HEADING FOR ANOTHER PR DISASTER?

AUTHOR(S)
Kovac, Matt
PUB. DATE
February 2007
SOURCE
ICIS Chemical Business;2/12/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 53, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the pressure faced by Thailand's government to move the Rayong-based Mab Ta Phut estate because of suspicions that toxic chemicals have passed into soil, and emissions are unacceptably high. No link has been established between chemicals and cancer, but an investigation by the government is looking into the possibility, as well as investigating emission standards. If emissions are deemed to be high, then tighter controls and standards will be forced on companies.
ACCESSION #
24202599

 

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